How to install Compass software from the beginning?
There are two installation modes in general, one is the client-server combined mode, which means the Compass software and the SQL database are on the same workstation; another is client-server separate mode, where Compass software and SQL database are on different workstations. During installation, some steps are on Server and some are on clients, please read the instruction carefully.
In order to install Compass software, please follow the below steps:
- Please make sure you have the admin account on both client and server workstation, and the connection between client and server is good.
- Compass installer included SQL 2012 Express installer, and it is if you prefer a higher version, or a standard version, please prepare the installer and license key (for the standard version) beforehand.
- Please make sure the client workstation has Nvidia graphic cards. Detailed requirements can be found here What are the system requirements (hardware and software) for Compass?
Install SQL Server on the server.
Compass requires Filestream function. More information is here: How to activate the Filestream Option for Compass?
After installation, run SQL Management Studio. You should be able to connect to the SQL instance (eg. SQLEXPRESS) you just installed. At this moment, there is only a system database.
(If your Compass application and the SQL server are in the same computer, you can skip this step, the database will be created in Step 3 as well.)
Run COMPASS_SQLServerSetup.exe on the Server. This program helps to setup Compass databases. After this step, run SQL Management Studio - connect to the Compass instance - you should see the four Compass databases despite the system database as below
Install Compass software by running Compass_Setup.exe on the client. During installation, it asks you Compass server location and SQL instance name, please input the correct information.
After this step, the shortcuts to Beam Commissioning and Compass short are available on desktop.
Please configure Nvidia graphic card and put Beam Commissioning and Compass into the High-performance category. Details can be found here: How to select High-performance Nvidia processor for Compass?
Installation is completed.